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Friend-To-Friend In Scouting, The Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Award

Since the inception of the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award in June 2001 and the first recipients having been recognized at the December Quarterly Communication, the award has been gaining much attention and interest throughout Pennsylvania and the United States.

Created in honor of the Mason and Scouter, Daniel Beard, who was largely responsible for bringing the Scout movement to America, the award recognizes those who in the same spirit work tirelessly in supporting youth through Scouting. More than 100 award petitions have been received since the beginning of the program and nationally several Grand Lodge Jurisdictions also have adopted the award.

All Master Masons are invited to recommend a contemporary for the award. Petitions and criteria for the award can be obtained through lodge secretaries or by visiting the Grand Lodge web site. The award consists of a certificate endorsed by the Grand Master and a Boy Scouts of America approved neck medallion and knot patch to be worn with a Scout uniform. The award is presented at the discretion of the Grand Master.

On record as of mid-March, recipients of the Daniel Carter Beard Award are:

Donald Kerklo,
Stephen Bayard Lodge No. 526, Elizabeth

David E. Kleinfelter,
Lewistown Lodge No. 203

Francis D. Layaou,
King David Lodge No. 763, Kingston

W. James Lee, III,
Mountain Lodge No. 281, Altoona

Glen E. Lewis,
Westmoreland Lodge No. 518, Greensburg

George D. McAfoose,
Joseph Warren Lodge No. 726, Warren

Paul M. McBride,
John F. Laedlein Lodge No. 707, Williamsport

Frederick B. McKinley,
Lewistown Lodge No. 203

Phillip J. Mentzer,
Juniata Lodge No. 282, Hollidaysburg

Ira T. Reynolds,
Canawacta Lodge No. 360, Susquehanna

Martin J. Riggin,
James Cochran Lodge No. 614, Dawson

Harry C. Rotenbury,
W.K. Bray Lodge No. 410, Hatboro

Mark L. Shawley,
Juniata Lodge No. 282, Hollidaysburg

Norman A. Snyder,
Marion Lodge No. 562, Scottdale

Jack H. Speece,
Hiram Lodge No. 616, Altoona

Gerald A. Sutherland,
Westmoreland Lodge No. 518, Greensburg

George B. Thompson,
Concordia Lodge No. 67, Jenkintown

Jack K. Washabaugh,
James Cochran Lodge No. 614, Dawson

Dwayne E. Welling,
King Solomon's Lodge No. 346, Connellsville

Kenneth W. Wetzel,
Newport Lodge No. 381

Thomas C. White,
Lewistown Lodge No. 203

Dennis A. Young,
Juniata Lodge No. 282, Altoona

Joseph Bondi, Jr.,
Juniata Lodge No. 282, Hollidaysburg

Leonard Brownstein,
Shekinah Lodge No. 246, Chestnut Hill

Edwin H. Brubaker,
Garfield Lodge No. 559, DuBois

Harriss A. Butler, III,
Keystone Lodge No. 569, Parkesburg

Donald L. Cohick, Jr.,
Ivy Lodge No. 397, Williamsport

John R. Corey,
Germania Lodge No. 509, Pleasant Hills

Theodore S. J. Davi,
Philanthropy Lodge No. 225, Greensburg

Dale A. DeLozier, D.D.G.M.,
Juniata Lodge No. 282, Hollidaysburg

Robert L. Dluge, Jr., R.W.P.G.M.,
Elysburg Lodge No. 414

John J. Donati, Jr.,
Hazle Lodge No. 327, Hazleton

Walter W. Eck,
Huguenot Lodge No. 377, Kutztown

John B. Ewell,
William S. Snyder Lodge No. 756, Harrisburg

George C. Gerstlauer,
Concordia Lodge No. 67, Jenkintown

Dean B. Girton,
Oriental Lodge No. 460, Orangeville

John R. Green,
Woodbury Lodge No. 539, Roaring Spring

Dale W. Grove,
White Rose Lodge No. 706, York

Alexander B. Hallstrom,
Garfield Lodge No. 559, DuBois

Wayne B. Hammond,
Juniata Lodge No. 282, Hollidaysburg

Spencer W. Hauenstein,
Logan Lodge No. 490, Altoona

John T. Hoffman,
Garfield Lodge No. 559, DuBois

Terry D. Jackson,
Centennial Lodge No. 544, Carnegie

Thomas W. Jackson, R.W.P.G.S.,
Cumberland Valley Lodge No. 315, Shippensburg

Stewart R. Kashner,
Washington Lodge No. 265, Bloomsburg

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